Heartland Band plays at the Carson Community Building on Saturday nights, 7 to 9 p.m. No admission is charged. The band plays country, bluegrass, gospel. Pickers and singers are welcome to attend.
Macon County Landfill, Transfer Station and all Convenience Centers will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26. Regular schedule will resume on Friday.
Franklin First Presbyterian Church Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 26, noon to 2 p.m., at Tartan Hall. Meals are available at no charge for dining in and for take-out. Limited home delivery of take-out and transportation for dining in are also available. The church is located at 26 Church Street, in Franklin. To learn more, including how to volunteer and to request transportation, call the church office at (828)524-3119 from 9 a.m until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Spiritual Light Center hosts Dr. Jean Logan on Sunday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. Logan is a doctor of nutritional healing and the director of Holy Ground Farm. She will speak on "The Sacred Symbols of Mu, Journey Back to the Motherland." For further information or directions, call (828)369-3065 or visit www.SpiritualLightCenter.com.
Macon County Senior Jewelry Class Earring Show will be held on Monday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m. at the Macon County Senior Center, 108 Wayah St.
Harris Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Free Educational Event on “boomeritis,” orthopaedic conditions affecting the Baby Boomer population will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, in the Harris Regional Hospital boardroom on the second floor of the hospital. Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Larry Supik will present the session. Lunch will be served. Call (828)631-8889 and leave a message to register.
Franklin High Shcool Band and Chorus Concert, Macon Middle School Band and Mountain View Intermediate Band and Chorus Concert will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.
Cowee Christmas at the Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5. On the schedule: Holiday ArtSaturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; fine art and craft show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; lunch; Cowee Pottery School; pictures with Santa Claus; free books from Read2Me; face painting; demonstrations and crafts by Cowee Textiles; Christmas tree lighting, 6 p.m.; Blue Ridge concert, 6:30 p.m. The school is located at 51 Cowee School Dr. For more information, call Claire Suminski at (828)369-5417 or visit the website at CoweePotterySchool.org.
Cookies with Santa will be held on Dec. 8, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Robert Carpenter Community Building on 441 S. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life.
Take a Trip on the Transit Bus to Asheville to see the Gingerbread Contest Entries at the Grove Park Inn on Thursday, Dec. 10. Sign up in person at the Macon County Senior Services, 108 Wayah St. For more information, call (828)349-2058.
Franklin High School Drama Department Christmas Production will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center. For more information, call (828524-6467.
Mountain View Intermediate Band and Chorus Concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center, Franklin High School Campus.
Franklin Police Department Basic Self Defense Class using the R.A.D. Defense System of Techniques, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Room. The class will be limited to 20 people. Wear comfortable clothing, athletic type shorts, shirts and closed toe athletic shoes. Bring a light lunch for a break. Snacks and drinks will be provided. If interested, call (828)524-2864.
The Macon County Beekeepers Association will meet Thursday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m., at the Agricultural Extension Office on Thomas Heights Rd. for the annual member Christmas dinner and auction. Bring covered dishes, auction items, and your family/ friends.
Grace Baptist Church will host special guest singers "Mountain Joy" on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 10:30 am. Following the singing will be the preaching service. Everyone is welcome to come and hear old- fashion preaching and singing. Location: 143 Setser Branch Road, Franklin.
Oak Grove Baptist Church is having a night of gospel music featuring Nathan Parrish and Luke and Rhonda Bateman Sunday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 28 Lakey Creek Road, off Bryson city Road.
Learn to Crochet Tuesday, Dec. 1, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 108 Wayah Street. Call (828)349-2058.
Cartoogechaye Baptist Church Christmas Play “Angel in the Park” will be held on Sunday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. The church is located at 465 W. Old Murphy Rd.
Family Support Group for those with family members, friends, or loved ones living with the challenge of mental illness meets the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church, 4668 Old Murphy Road, Franklin. This group is sponsored by the local affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). For more information, call Ann (828)369-7385.
Senior Services Center Caregiver Support Group will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 3 p.m. Education and support for caregivers of all loved ones.
Learn how to make greeting cards at the Macon County Senior Services Center Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Stamp, punch, paste and glue to your hearts content. For more information, call (828)349-2058.
Al-Anon is a Fellowship of Relatives and Friends of Alcoholics who believe their lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Al-Anon meets at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin on Saturdays at 10 a.m.
New Free Zumba Dance Classes at Legacy Fitness is held on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. Introduction to Zumba, and Sundays at 12 noon, Zumba Dance Practice. For more information, call (828)342-2498.
Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Centers in Cullowhee and Franklin have an educational parenting program to earn “points” to use to obtain free items for your family. The centers carry baby items and clothing up to 5T, as well as diapers, wipes, strollers, high chairs, pack n’ plays, etc. Donations are always welcome. Services are free and confidential. Call (828)349-3200.